Finally. After all the University of Washington Husky fans. All them Ohio State supporters. Texas nuts. Cornhuskers there was a cotangent of Oregon Duck fans besides myself. In true Oregon Country Fair fashion, they brought enough tie-die to outfit the entire lodge – almost. It was fall-down funny to watch as Dale, Mr. Washington Husky himself, don the garb that is normally only worn in the Eugene end of the Willamette Valley of Oregon.
Despite all the wildly bright colors, this group caught lots and lots of fish. Silver Salmon fishing was starting to take off and we put a new mark to beat on the trophy board with Sheli Sweet’s 14.9 pounder, blowing her husband Randy’s fish out of the water by a couple of pounds. Rainbow trout action also continued to pick up as the salmon were now spawning on many of the streams that we like to fish. There were also some great days of Arctic Char and Dolly Varden fishing behind the spawners. With all the spawning the salmon, the bears are out in full force with great bear at Brooks Falls in the Katmai National Park.
Towards the end of the week while watching our nightly progressive slide show, we all started to notice that angler Harmoni Blaine was acting a lot like most of our guides do out on the river [:P]. Kissing her fish. Napping after lunch. Kissing her fish. Just like our guides, except for the napping part.